Property Tax Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

The Property Tax Assistance Program (PTAP) will accept applications from low-income elderly homeowners who need help paying their 2021 first half property taxes, Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced Thursday.

The PTAP provides emergency one-time property tax assistance to low-income homeowners age 60 or older and is a nonprofit entity funded solely through donations. The Auditor’s office has administered the program since November 2019.

“PTAP plays a crucial role by helping our elderly homeowners on fixed incomes keep their homes despite rising home values,” Stinziano said. “I encourage anyone who qualifies and needs assistance to apply to the program.”

PTAP applications are reviewed by a Board that includes the Franklin County Auditor’s office, Franklin County Treasurer’s office, Franklin County Office on Aging, and Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.

Applications are due by December 20. Information about the program and an application can be found on the Auditor’s office website. For additional information and questions, residents may call 614-525-3243.

The PTAP was founded in 1987 and has supported hundreds of qualifying homeowners in Franklin County.